KANSAS CITY, Mo. You brace for the usual jive. Some line about arm strength. Or poise. Or command of the playbook. How Ricky Stanzi is growing up, becoming a man before their very eyes.
Instead, Dexter McCluster considers the question for a second, repeating it out loud.
"The difference between Ricky now and then?" the Kansas City Chiefs' tailbackreceiver asks.
"Yep," you say.
"He dances a lot. He likes to have fun."
"As in, dance in the pocket? That kind of thing?"
"No," McCluster continues, laughing. "Off-the-field, getting-your-groove-on type of dancing."
"He's a funny guy. He's definitely a funny guy."
Yeah, deep down, there's a little bit of Joe Montana in Ricky Stanzi from a personality standpoint, at least. Joe Cool was infamous for cracking wise in the most tense of circumstances. During one television timeout in Super Bowl XXIII, the 49ers trailing the Bengals ...